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ERIC Number: EJ870309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0892-3647
The Development of the Motivation for Critical Reasoning in Online Discussions Inventory (MCRODI)
Zhang, Tianyi; Koehler, Matthew J.; Spatariu, Alexandru
American Journal of Distance Education, v23 n4 p194-211 2009
This study was conducted to develop an inventory that measures students' motivation to engage in critical reasoning in online discussions. Inventory items were developed based on theoretical frameworks and then tested on 168 participants. Using exploratory factor analysis, test-retest reliability, and internal consistency, twenty-two items were selected for the Motivation for Critical Reasoning in Online Discussions Inventory. Six motivational constructs were supported: Interest and Enjoyment, Normative Goals, Outcome Goals, Implicit Theories, Self-Efficacy Perception, and Finishing Requirements. The inventory can be used by other researchers or online instructors to collect students' motivational data to investigate strategies to promote student motivation in online discussions. (Contains 1 note and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory